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Dundurn Press

The Snake Mistake Mystery
The Great Mistake Mysteries
By (author): Sylvia McNicoll
9781459739734 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories Golden Horseshoe Jan 27, 2018
$8.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.64 in | 160 gr 224 pages Dundurn Press
Noble Dog Walking takes care of pets, even if they slither.

When a ball python they’re looking after disappears, Stephen Noble and Renée Kobai join forces with their favourite clients, Jack Russell Ping and greyhound Pong, to find that snake. The local animal shelter proves no help at all. The only thing they care about is their annual cat sale.

It’s starting to look like the ball python may have been stolen, when Stephen and Renée get word that more homes have been broken into, all of them clients of Noble Dog Walking. The case turns desperate as one by one, their clients leave. After losing Ping and Pong as clients, too, Stephen and Renée pin their last hope on gathering all the suspects at the animal shelter, and a real Cat-astrophe ensues.

  • Book Three in the Great Mistake Mysteries trilogy, where an anxious young sleuth tries to protect his favourite animals and his friends
  • A mystery with no violence, featuring a male protagonist with strong, smart girl sidekick, where sleuth helps someone who’s been unfairly blamed
  • Fast-paced, easy read for middle-graders, short at 30,000 words
  • By the author of the Bringing Up Beauty series
  • Author’s books have won the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award and been nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award in the YA category and the Rocky Mountain Book Award, as well as the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice award, the Saskatchewan Snowy Willow, Resource Links “One of the Year’s Best”, and an OLA Best Bet

Sylvia McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels. Bringing up Beauty, her guide dog story, won the Silver Birch Award, launching her to international success. Crush.Candy.Corpse was shortlisted for the Red Maple and Arthur Ellis awards. Sylvia lives in Burlington, Ontario.

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For more information contact
Kendra Martin, [email protected]

A great series of books … kids will enjoy The Snake Mistake Mystery. - Canadian Materials

A good choice for middle graders who enjoy teasing out the red herrings from the clues. - Kirkus Reviews

Entertaining for readers of all ages. - Book Reviews and More

Helps build confidence in young readers by representing an anxious boy overcoming his fear of failure. - Hamilton Spectator

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